The bible of Philippine politics

Will Duterte be a ‘guinea pig’ for Russia vaccine? PSG to decide, Palace says

0 44

By Prince Golez

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) will have the final say on whether President Rodrigo Duterte will get injected with a Russian coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, according to Malacañang.

Last Monday, Duterte accepted Russia’s offer of its Covid-19 vaccine and volunteered to take the first shot.

“It’s perfectly fine for him to offer it because that’s his way of telling the people that I want us to have a vaccine and if I have to be the guinea pig for it I don’t mind,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told CNN Philippines’ The Source Wednesday.

“But, as to whether or not PSG will actually allow him is a different thing,” he said.

Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev had said his country is willing to supply Manila with Covid-19 vaccines.

The Soviet Union can also invest with a local firm for the mass production of the vaccine, he added.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy